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WOMEN BUILD

is empowering and rewarding for the participants who are building on behalf of local women and families who need affordable housing!

WOMEN BUILD

is empowering and rewarding for the participants who are building on behalf of local women and families who need affordable housing!

Women Build 2022

Join us for Women Build!  Each participant raises $500 then builds with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester. Participants may form a team of 8 – 10 or join as an individual.  Women Build dates are available April 27 – June 11, 2022; in Worcester or Sturbridge. Our build sites are open to volunteers Wednesday – Saturday.  Contact sara.costello@habitatmwgw.org for fundraising teams or individuals and to confirm available build dates.  If you or your organization would like to sponsor Women Build, please contact deborah.huegel@habitatmwgw.org.

WHY WOMEN BUILD? Women Build provides women (and men - all are welcomed!) the opportunity to help local women and families build strength, stability, and a better future, through affordable homeownership. Women disproportionately choose between paying for inadequate and unsafe housing or nutritious food, reliable transportation, or healthcare needs. When the cost of home is your family’s future, the cost is too high.  Every penny you raise supports our mission to build homes, communities and hope!

MEET JODY STARUK – OUR 2022 EVENTS AMBASSADOR

Meet our 2022 Events Ambassador, Jody Staruk, the first female Project Executive at Consigli Construction. As a woman and leader in construction, Jody is a perfect fit for our mission to build homes, communities, and hope that benefits local families.

Watch Jody working with a crew from Consigli on our Worcester site!

Her role as Events Ambassador is particularly relevant to lead our Women Build event which shines a spotlight on single women who need an affordable and safe home. Jody recently completed the YWCA of Central Massachusetts’ facility renovation in Worcester, where she led Consigli’s first-ever all female team. Click here to learn more about Jody Staruk, LEED AP.

We are delighted to have Jody lead our Women Build event.  Since 1991, Women Build volunteers – both men and women - from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities.

Photos of Habitat Homeowners.  Funds raised through Women Build will help future Habitat Homeowners obtain safe and affordable housing.

Photos of past Women Build events!

House under construction.

About the Sturbridge Build: Located at 226 Cedar Street, this home will provide access to the amenities of this historic town, including a strong school system, vibrant business community, parks, and easy access to interstate 84 and the Mass Pike. Once complete, this single-family home will empower a local family to build strength and stability through affordable homeownership. Teams of 10-12 will build 8:30-4PM and work is likely to be outdoors. (Note in event of heavy rain, the date will be rescheduled).

Homes under construction

About the Worcester Build: Located on Harrison Street in the Union Hill neighborhood of Worcester, these homes will provide access to neighborhood amenities including restaurants, churches, schools, a senior center, and the new Polar Park. Once complete, three attached single-family homes will empower three local families to build strength and stability through affordable homeownership. Work is likely to be indoors and a full team will break into split shifts of 4-6 people per shift. Shifts include morning (8:30-Noon) and afternoon (12:30PM – 4PM).

To review the latest on COVID-19 policies that include our build sites, please visit: https://www.habitatmwgw.org/covid-19-update/. We will continue to monitor guidance from local and national health authorities and keep you informed of any changes

Event Details

Event Details

JOIN AS A FUNDRAISING TEAM
Create your team of volunteers. Contact sara.costello@habitatmwgw.org to confirm your build date & location.

CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
Each participant is encouraged to raise $500 to help build strength, stability, and self-reliance for local families. Every amount matters.

We will send you simple instructions for creating a fundraising page, and tools and templates to support your efforts.

BUILD DAYS
Our build sites are open to volunteers Wednesday – Saturday.

Women Build dates are available Wednesday, April 27 – Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Please reserve your Wednesday – Saturday date by contacting sara.costello@habitatmwgw.org for fundraising teams, or Deborah.huegel@habitatmwgw.org for sponsored teams.

JOIN AS A SPONSOR
To become a sponsor please contact Deborah Huegel, Vice President of Philanthropy at 508-799-9259 ext. 118 or email Deborah.huegel@habitatmwgw.org.

JOIN THE EVENT AS AN INDIVIDUAL!
Don’t have a team? We will work with you to help you get started. Contact sara.costello@habitatmwgw.org

FAQs

FAQs

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
We have staff and regular volunteers on site who will train and lead you in your build activities. We’ll provide all the tools you’ll need, but you are welcome to bring your own well marked tools if you’d like.

MEN ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US
While the overall goal of Women Build is to achieve significant female participation, all are welcomed.

YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
No matter how you support Women Build, know that you are making a difference for women, your community, and the world.

NOT ABLE TO JOIN US FOR WOMEN BUILD 2022?
You can still invest in the Women Build mission by clicking here. Your contribution helps give women and families the opportunity to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance. Through shelter, we empower.

A big thank you to our 2022 Platinum Hammer Sponsor!

A big thank you to our 2022 Roof Raiser Sponsor!



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